Tanzania says implementation of mega hydropower project on track

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DAR ES SALAAM, March 6 (Xinhua) -- A Tanzanian government cabinet minister said on Friday implementation of the Julius Nyerere hydropower project that will cost 3 billion U.S. dollars was on track.

"Implementation of the project is going well and we hope that the project will be completed one month before the scheduled June 14, 2022," Minister for Energy Medard Kalemani told members of the parliamentary standing committee on budget oversight in Morogoro.

The minister said the only challenge facing the implementation of the project was the ongoing rains but he was optimistic that infrastructure put in place will not derail construction works.

He said most of the construction materials were being ferried to the site by the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority, adding that a road from a railway station to the construction location was in good condition.

The official construction of the project aimed at promoting the country's socioeconomic growth was launched by President John Magufuli in July 2019. Enditem

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